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    July 7, 2011
    2:30 - 3:00pm PDT  

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with the arrangements over the summer and fall. will have the draft e.i.r. comments and we will complete the plans and pursue the hearings regarding the e.i.r. and the approval of the project and real estate documents. i'm going to walk quickly through the project dripping and then invite them to talk about america's cup venue and the terminal fees as well. here is the diagram of the race area. it is along the northern and northeast waterfront between treasure island and the golden gate bridge. i think the primary locations of the race themselves, this is not the race course. it is not one big large loop. the race course will be a series of turns and different
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directions within this blue bubble here in effect. with that as the race course, we have a number of different locations as places for people to attend as spectator venues and programmed as america's cup speck tailor venues. i'm go through some of what that looks like. and peers 30, 32 would be the team bases and piers 26 and 28 are other supporting uses for the event authority and the media and team partners. pier 19 and 23 would be the same thing. and piers 27 and 29 are the america's cup and to see them lead and would be the
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start-finish line. since a number of the port locations will be under construction, the focus of the 2012 event are the waterfront. so i will walk through this in a moment. first is marina green and the pre-and post-race announcement and where the boats come in and there will be hospitality functions and there is also space for media operations and
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per the e.i.r. we are focussing on the most conservative view and it is not clear that the uses will have to be all here. and this is more focused on hospitality for the public and spectator locations and restaurant and food and drink and other facilities as well and likely the same for 2012 and 2013.
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>> and the displays for spectator enjoyment potentially on water and float iing video screen to broadcast event details and potentially mooring racing vessels for promotion of the event and not as concentrated as venues further to the best. the event authority is proposing to do sponsorship of events on the pier and about potential mitigations from that area and a lot of people want to watch from that location and we have to safeguard those natural
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resources. similarly, this is not a spectator location, but alcatraz may be a sponsorship-v.i.p. event and i don't know when they clear it and we are not electing bleachers on top of the prison blocks or anything like, that and actually not even during the event, but an evening event at this point. and that's the sort of land site spectators and diane will talk about the port venn use and obviously we will be here for questions after this. >> good afternoon, president olague, members of the commission. nice to be here today. so i will just kind of pick up with mike left off in terms of walking through and giving some highlights of the proposal. this is piers 27, 29 is the large triangular pier, and to
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the right of that is piers 23 and 27 respectively and pier 29 is the proposed america's cup village of 2013, so it would be the center of where the visitors and spectator activities that are programmed and approve bid the america's cup event authority. as if you are familiar with the facility, this does involve quite a bit of construction and it has been coordinate and in a phased mannered so that the first round of improvements brought around by america's cup is supportive of the proposed improvements related on afterwards to the pier 27 cruise terminal that dan will talk about further in a moment. essentially what that involves is creating a major spectator gathering area at the tip of pier 27-29 that generates the need to open up that area that
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is largely covered by pier sheds now so the proposal incluz the full demolition of the existing pier 27 on the diagonal and a portion of the pier 29 historic shed that has been spliced through when pier 27 was built to create that opening at the outset. and during the races which have a full view of the start and finish lines, there would be bleachers and spectator viewing areas and during the off-race areas, program events and viewing and exhibitions associated with the races. and it includes a number of program entertainment inten venues that they are putting together. pier 29 it, the shed, would be housing the retail and merchandising and visitor activities. the construction of the first phase of the building that ultimately if approved would house the pier 27 cruise
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terminal is proposed improvement by the america's cup event authority on the pier 27 side. and that facility would be used for hospitality services associated with the overall event. and co-associated with the issue of a lot of the vessels associated with either supporting the race operations themselves or the larger spectator yachts shown in the picture outboard towards the end of the pier. pier 23 and 19 would be basically support facilities in their temporary uses within those existing historic sheds for media, volunteer center, office, and backup support spaces as would pier 29 1/2 which is just to theft of the pier 29 shed.
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now jumping down to pier 32 south of the beach waterfront and this is a large pier that had been proposed for a cruise terminal before it has a number of structural difficulties and is propoedz to be, if completed in time, the team-based compound and certainly by 2012 or 2013 and that would involve a lot of pile and substructure support to secure the structural problems with the pier and to house each of the team's compounds. the outboard area in the water in that area the and for dredging the open water mooring
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for the racing yachts themselves and to accommodate spectator yachts, that is a possibility as well. spectator yacht berthing is also proposed to the left outside the vision of the slide just for your information between the agricultural building and the bay bridge as well. and so this would be the place they would be working all the boats and making adjustments and where each of the teams would be centered. pier 26 and 28, to the left would be storage support facilities and the triangular lot inboard sea wall lot 330 would be support parking and further support activities for clean space compounds themselves or for parking for the event. and under the host agreement, this is long-term development of pier 30-32 and sea wall lot 330 would be triggered by the improvements that are being
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proposed by the event authorities. and while we were working diligently to come up with the details about the construction improvements and the ceqa analysis for the races, there are discussions underway about which of those kinds of improvements would also be credited towards long-term development of those sites as well. then we jump down to the southern waterfront. pier 80 and in bayview hunter point area with the existing cargo terminal at the team base location if the construction is not completed or the facilities for 2012 or 2013 and to
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accommodate and the racing yacht mooring while also accommodating the cargo activity that occurs through the peer. that would still be our company and it's been a good working relationship to manage those two different kinds of operations. clearly we have the e.i.r. coming out next week. but the process while the ceqa is underway and the understanding from the environmental review documents, what is supplemental information that needs to come and how does that stack up with the permitting that will be required to occur once the ceqa process
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and in some cases the national environmental policy act, the nepa environmental review process, is completeed. so thanks very much and i'm going to turn this over to dan for a highlight on the cruise terminal. >> good afternoon, commissioners. dan hoda with support planning development commission and it is my pleasure to give you an introduction to the portion of the larger project which is cruise terminal 27 and the associated public spaces and pier 27 terminal is included in the large profit and on the same time schedule is proposing to deliver a portion of the projects and the core and shell of the new cruise terminal. and in time for the america's
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cup. and this is an aerial view of the pier 27 and you see a long pier shed, a 1,200 feet long shed. the apron is about an even 1/4 mile long and that is the site of the proposed cruise terminal to remove that long shed and build a terminal and associated public spaces around it. and what i just clicked on now is the line of the historic bulkhead buildings along that area, a very important factor in planning for this and that is how the public tends to view the historic district in the northern matter front and the presence of the buildings although the pierce and pier sheds are also included within the district. and with the pier shed removed and to the right with a 2 1/2 acre public space and at the end of the pier a big open space to use provisioning of the cruise terminal and that is what i will be talking about briefly here.
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in the cruise vehicle and how the different ships line up and the location of the doors and the short side power connections and where exactly the terminal should be located as there is no standardization of door heights or power locations on cruise ships. here is an image showing the site plan -- it is a little hard to see on this screen. what you see in the middle is the ground transportation area. and it's where buses, taxis, private vehicles all come in and where the provisioning vehicles go through that are the four vehicle pipes that service that cruise terminal. it will be a right turn in off the arrow and a right turn out avoiding intersection condition and this is done to create the safest possible environment for
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pedestrians and cyclists and queuing the backups that is intended to occur within the site in this larger valley area. a big difference over how it currently functions right now in front of pier 35. i think we have a great site that really accommodates the cruise terminal needs in a very good way. and the green area represents the northeast part. here it is expressed in a plan where you can see that ground transportation area in the middle, you see the cruise terminal building itself up there. much smaller than the existing shed. about 80,000 square feet in total. and the space off to the right i'll go into a little more detail. in working with the design team consisting of a joint partnership and out of new york as a cruise terminal consultant.
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and designing the public space assistance and other assistance from throughout the project and i chose to show that on this to talk about the design theory of the building. and this is a picture of the pier sheds and from the ship to the land the new terminal building and the baggage moves back and forth between ship and la land. and with a public pedestrian park to it and this occurs at the second level and you see on this sketch here and the ground level and the people are on the second level. this is the new waterfront and this is the evolution of the
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waterfront. and there are stunning views back to the city that aligns directly with telegraph hill and great views to the bay bridge and treasure island, so it is a location that takes advantage of all these built-in natural conditions. in coming up with the design for the roof, the idea was chosen to play off the movement of the bay with the undulating movement and working within a shape consistent with the historic district, a long, linear shape within the heighth, width, dimension of a historic shed but stepping out a little bit to look at this as a new building that serves a new private use in this location and the intent movement on the roof designed to collect rainwater to be used been a greywater system to
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irrigate the building and set up to handle p.e.v. panels at a later date -- they are not quite in the budget at the moment -- and to accentuate the wave appearance and let light into other sections of the building. a view of the terminal from the plaza at the front and the glass of two stories because this is where people will enter and move up to stairways, escalators, or elevators. this is a view from the waterside, and does not show the gangway which will be here which is a large piece of industrial equipment that gets you from the building to the ship. and here is a very plum sketch part of an early drawing, showing that the thinking that went into the public space design and looking at the views and where you see views from surrounding streets and view the
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site and where the important circulation movement is when the terminal is not functioning for that 80 days approximately that it's a cruise terminal every year and how public access that move further out on the site and activators may make the site meaningful. as part of this public space a railway building would be preserved likely in the present location, a two-story structure, a little gem of a building that complements the modern building very well. and here is a view, generally a conceptual view of the public spaces. we are still in the public review stage of this process. more meetings to come to further develop and the terminal structure and gone through the public review and the architectural review with the terminal. if you look to the end of the
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site, the large open space i was referring to and where the trucks move there and that activity occurs 2 1/2 acres and in the interim and to put this in terms of a schedule that would be built there and the core of the shell of the cruise terminal. in other words t building it will not be improving the public spaces or the greenery around it. it is a challenge and ambitious challenge to get the core and shell done within the schedule of the america's cup and we are confident we can achieve that. the public spaces and the finishing off the structure would occur after the america's cup is completed in 2013 and also contingent upon funding that we are seeking at this point in time.
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and if you are standing at the tip of pier 27, this is what you will see. you have to strain your eyes almost to see the cruise terminal building. it is a little on the left. on the right is the newly finished pier 29 shed done in a manner consistent with the quality of the status structure. and with the appropriate way to approve this and for public usage and you can see the existing shed is much larger than the other shed. and it's somewhat offscale according to the historic structures along the waterfront. and here is the cruise terminal and we are here to take any questions you may have. thank you.
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>> thank you. i would like to open it up for public comment at this time. we have a couple of speaker cards. terry shore and jennifer cleary. >> i amgener if cleary and -- i am jennifer cleary and even though i have been tracking the project quite heavifavilheavily a lot of new information. i have been working in coordination with several dozen neighborhood environmental groups for the past several months to assess the impact and the potential mitigation and interesting that you know we are assuming this is going to be a successful and great long. term project but this is a big challenge with a complex environmental review in a short amount of time and looking at short and long-term projects and you are looking at impacts of
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mitigations that are incorporates into a variety of plans at minimum and the public safety plan and sustainability plan, the parks plan, and the on water plan. and all of those will contain some of the mitigations. and show that engaged in the ceqa process. so we submitted comments and at that time we had 24 groups and now we have more than 30 groups and are doing our best to combine our concerns. i want to thank your staff, particularly joy for meeting with us regularly and sharing as much information as possible and we, in turn, are sharing our expertise on issues like traffic, neighborhood impacts, historic resources, water quality, aquatic and terrestrial habitats and how those might be impacted and address tim pact. we look forward to continue working with them in this very tight timeline and look forward to having a successful event
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that's repeated on a regular basis. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon. i am terry shore, program director for restoration network. and we are very interested in this project. and we view in general support the america's cup coming to san francisco and the sustainable development of the port and waterfront and that is why we're here. there are a few things i wanted to bring to the attention of a planning commission and a number of things that will probably be addressed in the ceqa document. we appreciate working with city staff on it to advance some of our concerns. one of my primary concerns because i spent a number of years working with city and the port on various cruise terminal plans and as manager of the cruise ship environmental committee that was ongoing for a few years, we achieved power in
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san francisco for cruise ships which was a significant accomplishment and a $5 billion publicly funded project. and i am very concerned for a period of years for the america's cup and when the pier 27 is being constructed that this publicly funded air quality installation is going to be essentially shutdown. the infrastructure is going to be staying there, but we will be losing for a period of one, two, or three years -- i'm not sure yet -- the emissions reductions that were gained by this publicly funded project. and so we, the port is well aware of it. i have met with them and we are looking for ways to make up for those air emissions reductions in other ways through the project and through the america's cup. there are a number of things that we have discussed and have proposed. one that would make a lot of sense to address a number of the concerns is air quality and moving people around in building a truly green ferry.
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there have been a number of case where is the city has supported various green ferry projects but never actually hit the water. there is the potential for hooking up some of the big super yachts and other vessels to shoreside power so we don't get their diesel emissions. and to set standards that any new marine vessels that come to town and meet california standard and for the harbor craft and one area that i would like to see included in this proposal is the section about marine conservation and environmental messaging. and i didn't see that anywhere along the line. i think it could easily be added to one of those so we could not only conduct outreach to the racers and spectator who is come to san francisco and to reach the whole international community about the natural resources and the interest in
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the leatherback turtles and harbor porpoises, whales, and the famous sea lions, salmon, and really important environmental resources that we should highlight. thank you very much. president olague: thank you. next speaker. >> my nam is ernestine white and i want to thank everybody concerned with this project. the port, staff, and dan, diane, jeff, and everybody involved with this project. i am glad i went to all the meetings and so forth to lobby for this project and help this thing along. the main thing is the traffic because this will have thousands and hundreds of thousands and i can't imagine how this will work
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out however we're trying our best to mitigate all those problems. the main thing is pier 27 to 29 is a magnificent plan and design. it will have recreational facilities and soccer and a lot of events and a lot of the piers will be able to give a little bit of land to recreational facilities. that will help provide more for the people of the city. so this is just beautiful. if you are seeing this glass-enclosed terminal, i went to visit a cousin of mine who i haven't seen for 35 years at pier 35 on a cruise ship and i want to tell you, that pier 35 is a disaster. i really, my heart sunk when i went there to actually see it. so this is a welcome addition.